Melissa Knecht, PA-C, MSPAS

Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedic Surgery
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Services Melissa Knecht Offers

  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Bursa Injection
  • Closed Reduction of Fractures/Dislocations
  • General Orthopedics
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Visco/Hyaluronic Injections
  • Laceration Repair
  • Steroid Injection

About Melissa Knecht

Philosophy of care

I try to treat every patient as if they are my family member. I will treat you with compassion and let you know I care.

Why I entered medicine

I’ve played softball and been around sports my entire life, so I chose a profession taking care of athletes. My play at Allentown Central Catholic High School helped earn me a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame to pitch, and there I got my pre-med degree. I enjoy helping people to feel better and return to their pre-injury status.

Community involvement

I am involved with charities that help feed the hungry, including local food banks. My daughter and have raised money for the Allentown Rescue Mission.

Personal interests

Since graduation I have coached at Central Catholic, Muhlenberg College and DeSales University, and given private pitching lessons. I now coach my daughter Riley in Salisbury youth organizations.


University of Notre Dame, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1992

Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, MSPAS - Physician Assistant Studies, 1999

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